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Black Mask [1974]

Total Issues: 1

Reprint issue; see also New Black Mask. Note that Keith Alan Deutsch negotiated the purchase of the "Title" Black Mask Magazine from Fred Dannay, while Adrian Lopez "bankrolled" the enterprise. A second issue was finished, but never went to press because Lopez bought TRUE magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1974: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Lopez Publications, 21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
Editors:   Keith Alan Deutsch
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   $1.00
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Black Moon

A professional looking local news stand magazine featuring horror fiction, articles, reviews etc.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Publishers:   Black Moon Publishing, Freehold, New Jersey
Editors:   Louis Sorrentino
Pagecounts:   98pp

Black October Magazine

Total Issues: 6

The magazine of gothic and psychological horror, including fiction, poetry, artwork, reviews, essays, and more. A seventh issue was announced but appears not to have been published.

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1996 – Oct-2004: Science Fiction Index
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Black Oracle

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1970s
Editors:   John DiPrete
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Black Orpheus

Total Issues: 22+1+2=25

A journal of African and Afro-American literature.

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1957 – 1967: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1968
  Jan/Jun-1974 – 1975

Publishers

  Ministry of Education/Mbari Club, Ibadan, Nigeria

Editors

  Ezekiel Mphahlele; Ulli Beier

Pagecounts

  64pp/72pp

Black Petals

Total Issues: 41+32=73 (to Fall 2015)

The first eight issues were published as part of a group of home-printed magazines called "The Basement Insanities Group" and were typed on a typewriter.

Went online in 2008 starting with #42.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1997? – Autumn 2007: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any before Autumn 1999)
  Winter 2008 – present, as Black Petals (online): Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Fall 2015)

Publishers

  Dec-1997? – 1999: D.M. Yorton, 1319 Marshall St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
  Autumn 1999 – Autumn 2007: Fossil Publications, 11627 Taft, Witchita, KS 67209

Website

  blackpetalsks.tripod.com

Editors

  Dec-1997? – 1999: D.M. Yorton
  Autumn 1999 – Autumn 2007: Kenneth James Crist & John Gollihar

Email Address

  blkptls@yahoo.com (or blkptls@cox.net)

Formats

  octavo

Prices

  $5.00

Pagecounts

  88+

Frequency

  quarterly
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Black Rose

Total Issues: 6

Small press supernatural/ghost, horror and dark fantasy magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1998 – Jan-2001: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Black Rose Publications
Editors:   David P. Dunning
Formats:   A4
Prices:   £2.50
Pagecounts:   60
Frequency:   twice-yearly
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Black Satellite

Total Issues: 7

"A magazine of weird horror and startling science fiction, showcasing the talents of new authors and veterans of the small press".

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 2001 – Winter 2006: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Darktree Press, PO Box 748, Boylston, MA 01505
Website:   www.darktreepress.com
Editors:   Brian Lingard
Email Address:   editor@darktreepress.com
Prices:   $4.00
Frequency:   irregular
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Black Skull Magazine

Total Issues: 2?

Black Skull Magazine featured "weird stories by young authors" and appears to have been produced by/for members of the armed forces. The first issue contained 6 stories and 2 "true" stories/articles.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1949 – Aug/Sep-1949
Publishers:   Arthur Tate, St Louis, Missouri
Editors:   H.S.Weatherby

Black Static

Total Issues: 42+50=92 (to Jan/Feb-2016)

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1994 – Summer 2005, as The Third Alternative: Science Fiction Index
  Mar-2008 – present, as Black Static: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any issues after #50, Jan/Feb-2016)

Publishers

  TTA Press, 5 Martins Lane, Witcham, Ely, Cambs CB6 2LB

Website

  www.ttapress.com/category/blackstatic/

Editors

  Andy Cox

Formats

  digest, then A4 slick

Pagecounts

  60pp

Frequency

  quarterly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Black Tears

Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1994 – #10, 1995: Science Fiction Index
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Black Tulip Thriller Romances

Not a magazine but a series of romantic novellas published by Fleetway Publications in 1959.

Black Warrior Review

Total Issues: 56 (to Dec-2002)

Publishes new writings from both established and emerging writers. Has published Billy Collins, Barry Hannah, Dev Hathaway. Payment for contributions. Circulation 3,000.

Issues & Index Sources

  Fall 1974 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  University of Alabama, P.O. Box 862936, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0027 (in 1998 - 2002)

Website

  bwr.ua.edu

Editors

  in 1994: Mark S. Drew
  in 1998: Mindy Wilson
  in 2000: Laura Didyk

Formats

  review

Pagecounts

  200pp

Frequency

  twice yearly

Sources

  O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)

Blackwood's (Edinburgh) Magazine

Total Issues: 1982

Arguably the most influential magazine of the Victorian period and called, by Sutherland "the outstanding magazine vehicle for fiction in the nineteenth century." Set the standard and format imitated by many. Authors include John Galt, John Gibson Lockhart, James Hogg, Samuel Warren, Bulwer Lytton, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, Margaret Oliphant, Joseph Conrad, John Buchan ("The 39 Steps" 1915) and many more.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1817 – Dec-1900, as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine: The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Volume 1
Index to Periodical Literature
  Jan-1901 – Dec-1905, as Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine: An Index to Blackwood's Magazine
  Jan-1906 – Dec-1980, as Blackwood's Magazine: An Index to Blackwood's Magazine

Publishers

  William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh

Editors

  Apr-1817 – Sep-1817: James Cleghorn & Thomas Pringle
  Oct-1817 – Sep-1834: William Blackwood
  Sep-1834 – Apr-1845: Alexander Blackwood
  May-1845 – Oct-1879: John Blackwood
  Nov-1879 – 1912: William Blackwood
  1912 – 1942: George William Blackwood
  1942 – 1948: James Hugh Blackwood
  1948 – 1976: George Douglas Blackwood
  1976 – 1979: David Fletcher
  1980: Michael Blackwood

Formats

  standard (unillustrated)

Frequency

  monthly (quarterly for last few issues)

Sources

  British Literary Magazines Vol. 2, British Literary Magazines Vol. 4, The Age of the Storytellers

Black World

see under Negro Digest

The Blade

Issues & Index Sources:  1847 – 1924
Publishers:   Toledo, Ohio
Editors:   "Petroleum V. Nasby"
Frequency:   weekly

Blade and Ledger

Formed from the merger of The Saturday Blade and The Chicago Ledger and continued the volume numbering of the former.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1925 – May-1938: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   W.D. Boyce Publishing Company, Chicago
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   monthly

Blast…Review of the Great English Vortex

Total Issues: 2

A little magazine, short-lived but a world-shaker; published fiction by Ford Madox Ford, Wyndham Lewis, Rebecca West.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1914 – Jul-1915: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
Publishers:   John Lane, The Bodley Head, London
Editors:   Wyndham Lewis
Frequency:   irregular
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4


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